Lookout in 2015
|Registry Numbers||US 1930, ID 22 (view other lookout sites in United States, Idaho)|
|Date Registered||March 23, 2020|
|Nominated by||Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar|
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Boundary County, Idaho
N 48° 58.375' W 117° 00.104' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 58' 23" W 117° 00' 06"
N 48.972920° W 117.001729°
|Elevation||6,590 ft (2,009 m)|
|National Historic Lookout Register||US 127, ID 5|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Priest Lake Ranger District, Spokane Mountaineers, and the Priest River Back Country Horsemen|
Little Snowy Top is the only remaining 1930s vintage groundhouse L-4 lookout in the Priest Lake area of northern Idaho. Located only two miles south of the Canadian border, its use was phased out in the 1960s, but it escaped demolition due to its remote location (a nine-mile trail). In 1987 volunteers from the Spokane Mountaineers and the Priest River Back Country Horsemen assisted the Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in a two-year restoration effort of the 14’x 14’ groundhouse.
The tower was destroyed in a September 3, 2016 fire.
Burned remains of the lookout